Transfering to my Pc

Puddy7

Standard Member
This might be a really simple question but I'm not clued up on the subject so please bear with me. :eek:

I have a Canon MVx30i camcorder and a Friend has given me a copy of Pinnacle 10.

Now I just want to know how I go about transferring all my home videos onto my pc.

Obviousally I know I need to connect to camcorder to the pc but not sure what kind of lead i need?

Is it a firewire lead I need?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Em x:)
 

Andy98765

Distinguished Member
If firewire is available that is the best route to take. Just make sure you get the right lead, at the PC end it is normally the 6pin version.
 

Puddy7

Standard Member
If firewire is available that is the best route to take. Just make sure you get the right lead, at the PC end it is normally the 6pin version.

thanks, I'll get someone to double check that I have firewire available.

If not what other route do I take?
 
sounds obvious but you'll need a firewire interface on your pc too :smashin:

if not, a usb cable should do it (usb 2.0)
 

Andy98765

Distinguished Member
If your PC does not have Firewire it is very easy to fit.. Check you have a PCi slot free and just plug in a Firewire card, no software needed XP should see it straight away.
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/78455 this is a standard cable but DO check. http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/57694
Just looked in the instruction manual and it seems you need 4 - 6pin cable.
http://software.canon-europe.com/files/soft24435/manual/MVX10i_CUG_EN.pdf
See page 87
See page 98 for computer connection.

P.S. I have found on my Sony camcorder that USB connection to all but useless for quality and control. Don't ask me why????
 

redsox_mark

Distinguished Member
The MVx30i is a DV camcorder, so it has Firewire. It also has USB2.0, but in most cases this can only be used to copy stills, not video. You'll need to check your manual to be sure. In the unlikely event that it does, you also need your editing software to support USB capture.

Canon Australia has this useful chart, which shows most of their camcorders DO NOT allow DV capture over USB, but a couple do. Unfortunatly it doesn't list the MVx30i at all (must not have that model there). I can find no similar useful chart from Canon UK.

http://www.canon.com.au/support/cus...r/KBArticleForm&File=KB01173&productID=mvx35i
 

redsox_mark

Distinguished Member
P.S. I have found on my Sony camcorder that USB connection to all but useless for quality and control. Don't ask me why????

With most camcorders (including all Sony models I've seen) the USB is designed for copying still photos off the memory card only. There are some exceptions... some Panasonic models support DV capture over USB, and it looks like a couple of Canon models do (at least in Austrailia). But you also need software which can handle it.
 

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